Thursday, February 07, 2008

The wonderous grain...

Tonight I tried a new recipe from my Moosewood cookbook. I made the Cormeal pancakes. I've realized I love everything cornmeal- cornbread, corn muffins, polenta, all of it! These pancakes are very yummy, filling and a bit more on the savory side than typical pancakes, with a cornbread type consistency. We had them with turkey sausages and a spinach salad. We had maple syrup and/or sour cream on them; both recommendations from the book. The book suggests adding corn and cumin to the basic recipe for a variation...may be yummy, will have to try another day. Here's the recipe:

Cormeal Pancakes (Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home).

Fill with grated cheese, or serve with salsa and avacado, or top with sour cream, yogurt, applesauce or maple syrup.

1.5 cups milk
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1.25 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
2 Tbsp butter or margarine1 tablespoon maple syrup

Combine milk, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, cornmeal, flour, butter or margarine, and maple syrup in a blender or food processor and whirl for about 30 seconds, until well blendd. You may need to stop the blender or processor and scrape th sides of the container with a rubber spatula to be sure no dry ingredients are sticking. Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet. our the batter onto the skillet to make several pancakes about 4 inches in diametr. When the pancakes puff up and begin to form bubbles, flip them over and brown the other side. Remove them on to a plate and keep tehm warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining batches. You may need to add a little oil to the skillet wit subsequent batches. Serve Hot. Makes 20 4 inch pancakes. One serving= 4-5 4 inch pancakes. Number of Servings: 5
Note: If you prefer to mix the batter with a whisk or electric mixer, melt the butter or margarine first.
From the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home book.

Hmm...this blog is becoming more of a food blog lately, isn't it? I think it's just because I've been trying new foods lately...and maybe have made a bit more time in my day to cook.

1 comment:

Magnificent M said...

mmm, sounds good!